- Low down on financial woes
The unusual combination of credit crunch, jump in foreclosure rates and high prices for food and oil have everyone from policy makers to consumers reeling. Congress is trying to pass a bill that might prevent more homeowners from losing their homes. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke also attempted to reassure Republican lawmakers the economy may yet avoid deep recession. Midmorning offers a primer on these strange economic times.9:06 a.m.
David Leonhardt: Staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. His column on economics and business, Economic Scene, appears on Wednesday in The New York Times.
- Girl Scouts face the competition
The largest organization for girls is less popular than it used to be. The Girl Scouts of America is considering a new image to keep up with the times and the tastes of preteens.10:06 a.m.
Judy Schoenberg: Senior researcher at the Girl Scout Research Institute.
Laurel Richie: Chief marketing officer for Girl Scouts of America.
Peter Levine: Director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.
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